The Mother of All FDA Fails

The FDA has never required drug safety assessment for fetal germline impact, even though FDA staff understand that gestational exposures can adversely affect developing germ cells. We must end this catastrophic omission, while also granting all Americans access to their own prenatal medical records.

Autism: Germline Disruption in Historical and Personal Context

I had the privilege of sharing the podium with Autism Speaks' Dr. Alycia Halladay at the recent Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) meeting at the NIH July 9, 2013, discussing our March 22-23, 2013 symposium on the environmental epigenetics of autism, held at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

The presentation is 15 minutes and covers the history of germline-disrupting exposures, the emerging and established science raising red flags about the multigenerational effects of these exposures, including neurodevelopmental effects, and my own shocking story.

Watch it here:

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